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Make the Most of Your Off-Season Vacation Time

Posted on Saturday, October 10, 2015

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Off-season vacationing on Big Head Island allows you to completely unwind. Here you can step away from the daily grind and savor your time away. Take full advantage of your vacation rental home, which gives you all the conveniences of your house, plus the time to enjoy it.

Bald Head Island is a subtropical island and is generally 70 and sunny in November, dipping a bit lower at night, which makes it perfect for staying active during the day and getting cozy in the evenings.

Settle in and Stay 

Part of the joy of your vacation rental home is having access to a full kitchen. Take advantage of it and the local foods by shopping at the Maritime Market, located on 8 Maritime Way. It’s open daily and is more than a simple grocery store. They offer fresh meat, seafood, produce, dairy, deli meats, and a full service café. 

Pro tip:  you can pre-order groceries and meals online and have them delivered to your vacation rental home. Grocery orders need to be placed 48 hours prior to your arrival. This ultra-convenient service costs merely $20 for orders $100 or less and 20% of orders over $100.

Don’t want to cook, but don’t want to leave your cozy home? No problem! With a bit of notice Maritime Market deliver meals, too. Check out their Family Meal Menu where you’ll find sandwich platters, full breakfasts, beach picnic packs, and multi-course dinners. 

Tuck into a relaxed night of dinner and a movie. Whether you decide to cook or have food delivered, Maritime Market is here to please. They also offer DVD rentals and a decent selection of wine and beer to complement any dish you serve.

A Bit ‘o History

Maritime Market started as the Island Chandler store, which was the island’s only grocery store and was also a general store. In 2001 the market moved to Muscadine Wynd in the middle of the island. Current owners, Melissa and Claude Pope, were long-time visitors and have owned property on the island for well over a decade. Since purchasing the market in 2011, they’ve become full time residents.

Seasonal Hours

Like most of the island, Maritime Market adjusts their hours seasonally. Starting October 1, the market’s hours are from 8am to 6pm Monday through Saturday and 8am to 2pm Sunday. Breakfast is served until 10:30 with lunch and café pizza from 11:30am to 2pm. The ice cream shop is closed over the off-season.

 

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